Sight Sight natural wonder, historic poi
Layers winter
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The name Turakirae tells us that this is the headland (rae) where the Rimutaka Range comes down (turaki) to the sea. Turakirae Head Scientific Reserve provides valuable habitat for a variety of plants and wildlife, most notably seals, and preserves a well-defined sequence of earthquake-raised beaches.

It takes about 45 minutes to walk to Turakirae Head. Fur seals are present in highest numbers during winter. Never approach seals too closely, and do not get between a seal and the sea.

More info here:

Attached Trail

trail namedifficultyriding area
Wild Coast TrackWellington Region
  • #2835